Ex parte PLUMTON et al. - Page 1




                                  The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                              
                                   (1) was not written for publication in a law journal and                               
                                          (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                      
                                                                                      Paper No. 19                        
                               UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                  
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                                   BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                     
                                                AND INTERFERENCES                                                         
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                                  Ex parte DONALD L. PLUMTON and TAE S. KIM                                               
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                                                Appeal No. 1998-2962                                                      
                                              Application No. 08/485,079                                                  
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                                                       ON BRIEF                                                           
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              Before KRASS, BARRETT and GROSS,  Administrative Patent Judges.                                             
              KRASS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                         

                                                DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
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                     This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of claims 10-15 , all of the                   
              pending claims.                                                                                             
                     The invention is directed to both a vertical FET and a heterojunction bipolar                        
              transistor, each having, respectively, a drain or collector made of a III-V semiconductor                   
              material with a surface having a crystal plane orientation of (100) within 0.5.                            



                     1The appendix to the brief indicates a claim “1" on appeal but this clearly refers to claim “10.”    
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